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The Greatest Showman Review

20 Dec

…sure, why not?

Let’s get the bad out of the way first:

1) P.T. Barnum was a loathsome human being and the way the film celebrates and rewrites what he did is contemptible.

2) The story is pretty weak. There’s nothing wrong with a simple story, but a lot of the developments here feel inorganic. The film aggressively pushes an Efron-Zendaya romance right off the bat, but it never really coalesces into anything compelling.

3) The last act in particular features a flurry of plot points that occur at a hilariously rapid pace and are thus utterly nonsensical in terms of logical, meaningful story progression and development.

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